40th Anniversary Block Party

40th Anniversary Block Party

Join in the Celebration!

On Sept. 5, 1975, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center held its grand opening in Seattle, the hometown of its namesake and his brother, the center’s founder Dr. Bill Hutchinson. Fred was a famed major league baseball player and manager; when he died of cancer at 45, Bill made it his mission to open a cancer research center in his honor. With huge support from the community and national leaders, the dream became a reality, and for 40 years Fred Hutch research has saved countless lives here in Seattle and around the world.

We are celebrating our 40th anniversary with a community block party at our campus in the heart of the South Lake Union neighborhood.


Fred Hutch Campus
1100 Fairview Ave. N. 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015


4 – 7 p.m.
Program begins at 5 p.m. with host
Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch

Fun Activities

  • Our new visitor center will be open
  • scientists will be demonstrating their work,
  • food trucks,
  • photos with the Mariner Moose,
  • games
  • CASH ONLY beer garden.

Special Guests

  • Former U.S. Representative Norm Dicks, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Warren G. Magnuson, creator of the National Cancer Institute
  • Congressman Jim McDermott, MD, a representative of Fred Hutch and the Greater Seattle Area in Congress since 1989.
  • Scott Hutchinson grandson of Bill and great nephew of Fred


Parking will be limited. Fred Hutch lots on Aloha Street will be available after 5 p.m. Paid parking may be available on the street and across Fairview Ave. N.


For more information, please contact Heather Neal at 206.667.1226, or fredhutchevents@fredhutch.org  


Hutch 1975-2015

40 Years of Cures

Read the 40 things you did not know about the Hutch, view the then/now photo gallery, research roundtable and more in our Hutch Magazine.

Let us know if you're coming on our Facebook event!